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Samsung HMX-S16

We have collected and analyzed 6 expert reviews and 3 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 95/100. The average review date is Jan 6, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 780620 reviews from other Digital Compact Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 85/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 21, 2014.

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(Based on 9 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Samsung HMX-S16 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, usability, design, memory, lens

performance, reliability

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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pretty expensive camera but you get what you pay for. I am extremely satisfied. I would suggest the extra warranty. I have had no experiences with Samsung customer service but I see numerous reviews of bad experiences. I own other high end Samsung...

My first high end camcorder and I am not dissappointed. It takes beautiful 1080P full HD quality pictures and movies. The large 64gb solid state drive is plenty big for the average user but with the card slot you would be hard pressed to fill it. The...

This is not really a con but there is a learning curve to operate thru the menu.....LOTS of features and not for the average user to just use and enjoy. It took me awhile to get comfortable navigating the menu ; The unit powers up when you open the...

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Pro: value, convenient, low light; Con: menu ease,


PROS:Camocorder is loaded with features--some useful some I found neat but less practical. The 64GB SSD provides 3+ hours at the 1080 60i XF setting (highest quality), which is plenty for me. The edit-combine feature lets you combine two clips into a...

Product Specifications

The best way to relive special moments is by watching them in amazing high definition on your HDTV. The best way to do this is with the Samsung HMX-S16 camcorder. Record full HD (1920 x 1080i resolution) content for breathtaking images in brilliant color. It also includes 18x optical zoom so you can get close to the action and optical image stabilizer for blur-free video.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:64GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33 / 1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:180
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None